If you were watching The Book of Boba Fett and expecting a post credits scene on par with the surprise reveal of, well, The Book of Boba Fett in The Mandalorian Season 2 finale? Well… Manage your expectations. Still, there is a The Book of Boba Fett end credits scene, and while it’s not a game-changing reveal, it is an intriguing one for anyone who has been following the rebooted Star Wars universe on Disney+.
Curious about what’s going on in the mysterious The Book of Boba Fett end credits scene? Allow us to, as the headline of this piece says, explain.
Spoilers for The Book of Boba Fett finale, “Chapter 7: In The Name of Honor”, past this point.
In the finale of the season (and the series?), Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) and his amazing friends are victorious in beating back the vicious Pyke Syndicate, freeing Mos Espa — and all of Tatooine — from their rule. However, it comes at a cost. Not too heavy a cost, since pretty much everyone survives, except Cad Bane (Corey Burton), who was a bad guy, so it’s okay, and a bunch of the Mod Squad (the ones who didn’t have big speaking roles). But everyone is pretty injured, including gladiator Wookiee Black Krrsantan, who took on multiple fighters all by himself. In the midst of the battle, Boba off-handedly sets up that Krrsantan can recover later in the bacta tank Boba has been using to heal/remember his whole life, located in what was formerly Jabba the Hutt’s palace.
After the fighting is done, Boba and Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) are walking the streets of Mos Espa watching the recovery efforts from the battle, and checking in with a grateful populace. Boba, though, is hurt — specifically his right arm hurts a ton, the same arm he needs to use for bowing. Fennec suggests he should use his bacta tank, to which Boba explains that it’s already occupied.
The implication is that Boba made good on his promise, and Krrsantan is taking a nice soak. And if you thought you didn’t want to see Boba come out of the bacta tank? Nobody wants a wet Wookiee. But — and here’s the twist — it’s not Krrsantan in the bacta tank, as he shows up to hang out with the rest of the gang in the town center, eat some fruit, and laugh and joke because they’re all friends now. Sadly, they don’t high-five and freeze-frame as the credits roll, but I guess we can’t have everything we want in life. Ah well.
So, Brad Pitt at the end of Se7en voice: who’s in the tank? Who’s in the taaaaaank?
Cut to the end credits, where the camera slowly pans up to a figure bathed in blue in the bacta tank. It’s a little hard to tell at first who is in there, and you might have been distracted by the presence of the man who is tending to the tank: the Mod Artist, played by Stephen “Thundercat” Bass. He’s got a nice, fiery scalpel, and is ready to get to work. But upon whom?
The answer is none other than Cobb Vanth (Timothy Olyphant), who was left for dead by Cad Bane back in Freetown in the previous episode. And in fact, the show doubled down on the “death” of Vanth in the finale, when the people of Freetown showed up to save Boba’s butt, honoring the sacrifice of Vanth in their name.
So after all that wind-up, the short version is that the reports of Cobb Vanth’s death have been highly exaggerated. Not only is he alive and healing in Boba Fett’s bacta tank, but it seems like the Mod Artist may be about to go a little hog wild like he did with Fennec Shand’s tummy when she was dying of a wound of her own. And though we don’t know how over the top he’ll go with the mods, there was a very telling exchange earlier in the episode when Cad Bane told Boba Fett that he should have left Cobb Vanth his armor (Vanth came into possession of it after Boba escaped the Sarlacc). Is Vanth about to get armor of his own? That he perhaps can’t take off?
If you’re wondering what Star Wars lore tells us about the future of Robocobb, the answer is: nothing. The character was first introduced in Chuck Wendig’s Aftermath trilogy of novels, and everything that’s happened with him in The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett takes place after that. He doesn’t show up in the sequel trilogy (aka the Rey trilogy) which takes place afterwards, as far as we know. So the future of Cobb Vanth is wide open. Will he show up in The Mandalorian Season 3? The Book of Boba Fett Season 2? Cobb Vanth Season 1? Stay tuned.
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